Publicly Commit to Losing Weight
I made a commitment to my wife 5-years ago today.
On July 30, 2005, I got married in a small church in New Ellenton, South Carolina (right outside of Aiken). It was the day that I would commit to spend the rest of my life with my then-fiance.
Getting married was a symbol of my commitment to spend the rest of my life with her. It was a small, humble ceremony, but size didn’t matter as it was in front of our friends, family, and God. I told the world, and my wife, that I was prepared to grow old with her and no one else. Marriage is a commitment.
It’s change. And it’s hard.
Anything worth doing is hard. It’s not groundbreaking to say, but we live for the moment and don’t plan for the future. The large order of salty fries will taste good now, right, so what’s the harm? We prefer easy over hard, fast over slow, and we take the path of least resistance. It’s why most people fail at losing weight, building muscles, starting a business, quitting smoking, etc — these aren’t things that can be accomplished overnight, but require an unwavering commitment over weeks, months, and years.
Make a commitment today. Commit to change your life.
While you can certainly make a private commitment and I would respect it, studies have actually shown that a public commitment produces more results. You don’t have to start a blog or do anything fancy, just tell your mother, your friends, and/or your coworkers that you want to change your life.
Set a realistic goal. Make a plan to achieve it. Start your journey.
Where are you in your journey? Just getting started? Haven’t started? Are you afraid to start? Let me know in the comments and I’ll give feedback.